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Starr Forum: Showdown in the Sonoran Desert
Speaker: Ananda Rose, Author

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A book talk featuring the Ananda Rose

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
MIT Bldg E25-111, 45 Carleton St, Cambridge (Map)

About the speaker


Michael Christopher Brown

Ananda Rose holds a doctorate from Harvard University. She is a published poet, journalist, and theologian. Her book, Showdown in the Sonoran Desert, Oxford University Press, was published in June 2012. Rose traveled to the Sonoran desert, a border region where the remains of some 2,000 migrants have been recovered over the past decade. There she interviewed Minutemen, Border Patrol agents, Catholic nuns, humanitarian aid workers, left-wing protestors, ranchers, and many other ordinary citizens of southern Arizona. She discovers two starkly opposed ideological perspectives: that of religious activists who embrace a biblically inspired hospitality that stresses love of strangers and a "borderless" compassion; and that of law enforcement, which insists on safety, security, and strict respect for international borders.



This event is free and open to the public.
Contact starrforum@mit.edu for more details.

 
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